Mom Says Twin Stuck In Birth Canal Sacrificed Herself In Womb To Help Save Sister’s Life

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Ashley Simons was desperate to have a child. She and her husband spent five painstaking years and thousands of dollars on fertility treatments before getting the news they’d been praying for.

Ashley was elated to discover she was finally pregnant with twin girls, Esme and Isla. But at 24 weeks, she began feeling strange and severe stomach pains at home.

The special education teacher felt something “drop down through my womb.”

Much to her disbelief, she was going into premature labor and needed to act quickly.

After being rushed to the hospital, doctors tried stopping the labor process altogether, but they couldn’t because unfortunately, Ashley was already fully dilated.

She knew the chances of both babies surviving were incredibly low but at this point there was no option but to push forward with the delivery process.

During labor, Esme had stubbornly planted herself in the birth canal, delaying the birth of Isla.

Because of this delay, Isla remained in the womb long enough to absorb the lifesaving medication doctors had administered to improve the premature babies’ lung capacity. Esme was stillborn, but because of the delay, Isla survived.

Now Ashley’s incredible pregnancy story is going viral — because she believes Esme acted as Isla’s guardian angel, sacrificing herself for her sister while still inside the womb.

This story is so fascinating and heartwarming, what do you think?

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